(September 1992)

Archie, 1987 Series
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Pages
196
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six times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
009128469508 33
Editing
Nanci Tsetsekas; Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you drawing, Veronica?
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Dilton Doily
Keywords
beach; bikini

Summer Pastimes (Table of Contents: 1)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Tsetsekas
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen

Twit Bit (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Eric Lee
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty is stuck for an entry for her diary.
Reprints

Praise Daze (Table of Contents: 3)

Veronica / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Eric Lee
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie manage to spend part of an evening at Veronica's peacefully.
Reprints

Potion Commotion (Table of Contents: 4)

Sabrina / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda finds a beetle in her potion.
Reprints

Flea Flaw (Table of Contents: 5)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Gus Lemoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Hot Dog; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Hot Dog is infested with fleas.
Reprints

Polite Sprite (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty does Archie's homework, fixes his car and pays for dinner so they can go dancing.
Reprints

Hold It (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
?
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hot Dog; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets a new camera as a present, but he's too slow at focusing to take any useable shots.
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Charm Harm (Table of Contents: 8)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y.]

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Salem
Synopsis
Hilda gives Sabrina a love charm to attract a handsome lifeguard. But Sabrina decides to win his attention using her own charms.
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Videocy (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
There's nothing on TV but trash.
Reprints

Stretch Kvetch (Table of Contents: 10)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Betty offers to hand Jughead a bag of chips.
Reprints

Scaredy Cat! (Table of Contents: 11)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gulp! It's real dark out, Greg!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
Jinx and Greg try to bluster their way past a spooky looking house.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The name of the spooky house is "The Edwards Mansion", after strip creator Joe Edwards.

Aid to the Enemy (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica scratches her foot on a shell on the beach. After the handsome first aid administrator bandages her foot, she keeps faking injuries so she can go back to the first aid station.
Reprints

Peace, It's Wonderful! (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie accidentally insults Veronica and she knows exactly what he will do to make it up to her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #59.

Maid in Heaven (Table of Contents: 14)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
Ginny Sekora ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
(yawn) Yet another day of being rich, beautiful, and charming and deliciously lazy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Jenny
Synopsis
Veronica and her look-a-like maid Jenny trade places at a party.
Reprints

Fast Forward!! (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie Pin up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't let Reggie's showing off get you down, Archie!
Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie hasn't said an unkind word about anybody all day.
Reprints

One for the Book (Table of Contents: 17)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Smithers the butler
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica suspect Smithers of writing a tell-all book about the Lodge family.
Reprints

The Tender Fender (Table of Contents: 18)

Betty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty volunteers to fix the engine on Archie's jalopy, only to find out he plans to use the car to take Veronica out. But Veronica has a surprise for him.
Reprints

Settle Down (Table of Contents: 19)

Li’l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li’l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Reprints

Balance of Power (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose shows off his strength at the beach and impresses the girls. Veronica refers to Archie as scrawny. He figures out a way to fake a feat of strength that intimidates Moose.
Reprints

Whale of a Tale (Table of Contents: 21)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Ginny Sekora
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Archie! Isn't this fun?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Veronica gets a job modeling but Betty takes over the modeling job when Veronica gets splashed by an Orca at Sealand.
Reprints

Drown and Out (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 2.33 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie gets a job as a lifeguard. Betty pretends to be drowning in order for Archie to rescue her, but she overdoes the hugging in the water and Archie has to sock her to get them to shore.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; black eye; lifeguard; rescue

Indexer Notes

Only because this is pre-Comics Code, does Archie get away with hitting Betty.

Whiz Quiz! (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead are working on an experiment to find a universal solvent. Mr. Weatherbee asks them what they will keep it in.
Reprints
Keywords
chemistry; experiment; solvent

Strike One... (Table of Contents: 24)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Ginny Sekora
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep your shirt on! I'm coming!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Gigi; Greg; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Jinx and her baseball team get into a brawl with the other team.
Reprints

Who Needs Enemies (Table of Contents: 25)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Alan M. Mayberry; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Josie and Alan M. get wardrobe advice for their upcoming date.
Reprints

Cancelled Plans (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica get into a philosophical discussion over which way is better to win a man.
Reprints

The Good Samaritan (Table of Contents: 27)

Sabrina / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda
Synopsis
Hilda helps a man who has fallen outside the house, and pays for her kindness.
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Indexer Notes

This story has no dialogue or captions and is done entirely in pantomime. The Sabrina face in panel three on the first page may have been done by another artist.

Umbrella Fella (Table of Contents: 28)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
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The Kiss Off (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vincent DeCarlo

Genre
teen
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The Unkindest Cut (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Don Keyhote
Synopsis
Proper introductions.
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Paper Chase (Table of Contents: 31)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

Mini Mania (Table of Contents: 32)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Minny
Synopsis
Reggie wishes he could date a mini.
Reprints

Stiff Whiff (Table of Contents: 33)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica shows Reggie the barn where the gang has its theater.
Reprints

Water Fool! (Table of Contents: 34)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! It's hot! I can't wait to get to the swimming hole!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Russ; Charley Hawse; Greg
Synopsis
Russ asks Jinx to give Charley a message when they meet at the water hole.
Reprints

Vote Tote (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bolling ?
Inks
Bob Bolling ?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My boyfriend is a judge in this contest so I just can't lose!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Ethel Muggs; Moose Mason; Brenda; Doris; Midge Klump; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Big Ethel enters the Miss Riverdale Beauty Pageant and proves being a runner-up also means you can be a winner.
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Indexer Notes

No credits given for story. Art credit based on Bob Bolling's distinctive style.

Hold That Line (Table of Contents: 36)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Billy Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Veronica traces her lineage, much to the chagrin of the others.
Reprints

A Sweet Tooth (Table of Contents: 37)

Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Gus LeMoine
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Sabrina Spellman; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Sabrina the Teenage Witch Complete Collection (2017 series) #1.

Volley Folly (Table of Contents: 38)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys are real volleyball freaks!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
The boys are too busy playing volleyball to notice the girls.
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Oh Splish Splash (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm all set to go to the beach, Archie!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica insists on going to the beach even though Archie is convinced it's going to rain.
Reprints

Driven to Distraction (Table of Contents: 40)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Claire Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Billy Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jeanne Lymen
Synopsis
Bikini clad Betty and Veronica would rather watch soap operas on the beach rather than keep on eye on frisky Archie Andrews.
Reprints

Sea Hear (Table of Contents: 41)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
Inks
Joe Edwards ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy! It's hot! Let's go to the beach!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Holliday
Synopsis
Hap and Jinx use walkie-talkies to communicate at the beach.
Reprints

Split Personality (Table of Contents: 42)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
A narrator explains that Betty and Veronica are really two sides of the same personality: Betty's the good side, and Veronica's the bad side.
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Easy On the Eyes (Table of Contents: 43)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Reprints

String Fling (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is admiring the string bikinis on the girls.
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Over Soon (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Jughead wonders how long the heat wave will last.
Reprints

Fake Cake (Table of Contents: 46)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir ?
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Eric Lee
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
Jughead buys Archie a birthday pizza.
Reprints

Those Are the Breaks! (Table of Contents: 47)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Chuck Thomas
Synopsis
Trying to get a date with a handsome boy named Chuck who Archie is setting up with Betty, Veronica pretends to be Betty and bad-mouths Veronica, eventually convincing both Chuck and Archie that Veronica is no good.
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Keywords
blind date

Petal Power (Table of Contents: 48)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["What are you drawing, Veronica?"]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. Summer Pastimes
    Betty and Veronica
  3. 2. Twit Bit
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Praise Daze
    Veronica
  5. 4. Potion Commotion
    Sabrina
  6. 5. Flea Flaw
    Hot Dog
  7. 6. Polite Sprite
    Betty
  8. 7. Hold It
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. Charm Harm
    Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  10. 9. Videocy
    Jughead
  11. 10. Stretch Kvetch
    Jughead
  12. 11. Scaredy Cat!
    Li'l Jinx
  13. 12. Aid to the Enemy
    Betty and Veronica
  14. 13. Peace, It's Wonderful!
    Archie
  15. 14. Maid in Heaven
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. Fast Forward!!
    Archie
  17. 16. ["Don't let Reggie's showing off get you down, Archie!"]
    Archie Pin up
  18. 17. One for the Book
    Betty and Veronica
  19. 18. The Tender Fender
    Betty
  20. 19. Settle Down
    Li’l Jinx
  21. 20. Balance of Power
    Archie
  22. 21. Whale of a Tale
    Betty and Veronica
  23. 22. Drown and Out
    Archie
  24. 23. Whiz Quiz!
    Archie
  25. 24. Strike One...
    Li'l Jinx
  26. 25. Who Needs Enemies
    Josie
  27. 26. Cancelled Plans
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. The Good Samaritan
    Sabrina
  29. 28. Umbrella Fella
    Archie
  30. 29. The Kiss Off
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. The Unkindest Cut
    Archie
  32. 31. Paper Chase
    Betty and Veronica
  33. 32. Mini Mania
    Reggie
  34. 33. Stiff Whiff
    Reggie
  35. 34. Water Fool!
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Vote Tote
    Archie and the Gang
  37. 36. Hold That Line
    Betty and Veronica
  38. 37. A Sweet Tooth
    Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch
  39. 38. Volley Folly
    Betty and Veronica
  40. 39. Oh Splish Splash
    Archie
  41. 40. Driven to Distraction
    Betty and Veronica
  42. 41. Sea Hear
    Li'l Jinx
  43. 42. Split Personality
    Betty and Veronica
  44. 43. Easy On the Eyes
    Betty and Veronica
  45. 44. String Fling
    Archie
  46. 45. Over Soon
    Archie
  47. 46. Fake Cake
    Jughead
  48. 47. Those Are the Breaks!
    Betty and Veronica
  49. 48. Petal Power
    Betty and Veronica
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